Pollster: Mueller report takes impeachment off the table

Pollster Dan Cox told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Monday that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - US warns Kremlin, weighs more troops to Europe Jan. 6 committee chair says panel spoke to William Barr William Barr's memoir set for release in early March MORE's summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's final report essentially nixes Democrats' hopes of impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE

"One thing it did do is take impeachment off the table, pretty much," Cox, a polling and public opinion research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said on "What America's Thinking." 

"[Speaker] Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenators huddle on Russia sanctions as tensions escalate Schumer requests Senate briefing on Ukraine amid Russia tensions Biden rushes to pressure Russia as Ukraine fears intensify MORE [(D-Calif.)] did that a little bit by sort of saying 'hey, we're not going to go down that road right now without sort of seeing more evidence,' but I think now with the release of that summary, and even with the release of the report, I think you're not going to hear much from Democrats on impeachment," he continued. 

Barr released his summary of Mueller's report earlier this month, saying the special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. 

However, Mueller said he did not reach a conclusion as to whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr in his summary of the report said he had determined there was not enough evidence to prove those charges. 

The House Judiciary Committee plans to vote Wednesday on authorizing a subpoena for Mueller's full report. 

— Julia Manchester